Why the Management of Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) will not Cooperate with the Vice Chancellor’s Investigation Committee into MISR

PRESS RELEASEThe Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, yesterday circulated a memo on the Makerere University webmail setting up an Investigation Committee into MISR. The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University has set up a Committee that will report to him. The Vice...

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISR

A Memo from the Director on Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Current Position at MISRThis memo clarifies the background to the management decision that Dr. Stella Nyanzi vacate her office at MISR and take a seat at the MISR library so long as she refuses to teach in the MPhil/PhD programme at MISR. Contrary to...

Call for Papers: MISR Graduate Students' Conference

Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR) has organised a Graduate Students’ Conference for students writing their doctoral dissertations. The conference is meant to enable students to make presentations from original research findings and get valuable feedback from faculty and peers...

Invitation to Apply for post-doctoral fellow positions

MISR invites applications for two (2) Post-doctoral Fellow positions.The application should be accompanied by a letter of application alongside the following: Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, research experience, and naming...

A tribute to Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015)

Remembering Professor Sam MoyoTaylor & Francis is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Sam Moyo, a globally influential figure in Agrarian Studies and former President of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa) from 2009-2011.As a tribute to Professor Moyo,...

Adam Culver to Present at Makerere University Philosophy Symposium Series

Dr. Adam Culver, a Visiting Research Associate at MISR will present a paper at the Makerere University Philosophy Symposium Series of the Department of Philosophy in the School of Liberal and Performing Arts.Title: Immanuel Kant, Johann Herder, and the Birth of Modern Racism.Date: Thursday, April...

Six MISR MPhil/PhD students awarded SSRC Fellowships

We are proud to announce that six MISR MPhil/PhD students have been awarded various SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program fellowships for 2016-17.Two fifth year students Yusuf Kajura and Semeneh Ayalew received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship, two fourth years Yonas...

Dr. Lyn Ossome gives talk on the structural dynamics of gendered and ethnicized violence in Kenya’s democratic transitions

Dr. Lyn Ossome was among fourteen scholars invited by the Yale Council on African Studies to speak at the Symposium on “The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Africa” on 26-27 February at Yale University. 

Vacancy announcement for the position of Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Position Type: Full TimeLocation: Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, KampalaReports To: AdministratorABOUT Makerere Institute of Social Research:The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) is a semi-autonomous teaching and...

David-Ngendo Tshimba on Lessons from Electioneering in the DRC

A DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL ORDER AFTER VIOLENCE: LESSONS FROM ELECTIONEERING IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGODavid-Ngendo TshimbaABSTRACT This article, by means of secondary data analysis, delves into the predicaments of elections after violent armed conflicts as a means to (re)build broken...


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